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Adel, Seyyed Mohammad Reza; Davoudi, Mohammad; Ramezanzadeh, Akram – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
In regard to the significant role of information and communication technology (ICT) in educational systems, it becomes increasingly important to gain a better understanding of the features of the language used by learners in the new contexts created by this medium. This paper aims at analyzing politeness strategies including negative politeness,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Social Influences
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Bozorgian, Hossein; Fallahpour, Sediqe – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
A surge of interest in using First Language (L1) in English as Second/Foreign Language (L2/EFL) learning has recently been developed. Despite this upsurge, the concern about using L1 by teachers and students in L2/EFL classrooms is still important for researchers to consider in the field. The focus of this study is to investigate the amount and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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Azabdaftari, Behrooz – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
This paper seeks to elaborate on the notion of "grammatical metaphor" intended by M. A. K. Halliday (1983) in his Functional Systemic Linguistics (FSL). "Metaphor" in linguistic parlance is "a process of mapping between two different conceptual domains--the source domain and the target domain". Halliday draws on this…
Descriptors: Grammar, Figurative Language, Language Usage, English (Second Language)
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Vasilopoulos, Gene – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2013
In the field of language and identity, the subcategory of gender has been an area of growing interest (Pavlenko, 2001; Norton & Pavlenko, 2004; Menard-Warwick, 2008; and Higgins, 2010). Adopting the view of gender as "a system of social relationships and discursive practices" (Norton & Pavlenko, 2004, p. 504), social context is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Role, Qualitative Research
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Sadeghi, Karim; Mosalli, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2013
Based on Robinson's (2005) Cognition Hypothesis and Skehan and Foster's (2001) Limited Attentional Capacity Model, the current study attempted to investigate the effect of manipulating task complexity on argumentative writing quality in terms of lexical complexity, fluency, grammatical accuracy, and syntactic complexity. Task complexity was…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), College Students, Comparative Analysis